Implications of the personalisation agenda on safeguarding older people with dementia and their carers. Martin Stevens, Social Care Workforce Research Unit. Introduction. Personalisation and safeguarding - are they linked?
Social Care Workforce Research Unit
Negatives older people with dementia and their carers
Care workers may be abusive or neglectful
Sharon might not be acting in her mother’s best interests
Monitoring may be limited
Pressure on SharonMrs James
Personalisation older people with dementia and their carers
Whereas, you know, if, and I suppose it’s not just me, I’ve heard it in general conversation that is people going to be more at risk perhaps if they’ve got family or friends doing their care. You know, could they be more inclined not to get the hours that they should be getting in, in personal care?
(Team manager, Older people’s team – IBSEN)
IBSEN conference 3 feb 2009